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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
"We went to the cottage with our son for my wife's 50th birthday for 2 weeks and were very delighted on our experience. Right from the time of booking Henrietta took great care to make sure we had everything we needed for a great vacation.
The cottage was very comfortable and the furnishings were in great shape. The kitchen has been renovated recently and was a pleasant surprise for us when we arrived. Beautiful job.
The location was great- away from the busy beach at Waikiki- but close enough to everything that it was not a great time to get anywhere. We walked on the beach for the glorious sunrises every morning. Great beach to swim on also. Close to all the great North Shore beaches - and the surfing was amazing to watch the 2 weeks there.
We were looking for a great alternative to the expensive, crowded and noisy spots in Honolulu and we are happy to say we have found it. Cannot wait to return.
Thanks to Henrietta for sharing her little piece of paradise with us!!
Chris, Laura and Alex"
Guest: Chris H.Date of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: March 26, 2015
"My wife and I stayed at this property in September, 2015. I will begin this review with the caveat; do not judge a book by its cover. We arrived late afternoon and I initially thought the property was going to be a disappointment. This property appeared weathered and I myself felt it would be the same inside. Well it was certainly not the case. We met ‘Dave” and were given the initial tour of a very nice property. This home had everything we would need or want for our 4 day stay. All the appliances were spotless and nearly new. The beds were very comfortable. The property is air conditioned and kept the home quite comfortable, even though we were told it was one of the hottest Septembers on record. Dave was quite thorough in his tour and even shared a few stories of spending some of his childhood in this home. The deck area could not have been any closer to the water than it was. This was the explanation of my initial assessment. Exterior maintenance of a property this close to the crashing waves and almost constant sea breeze can be challenging at best. My negative thoughts had completely faded and our stay was very comfortable and enjoyable. Morning coffee was met with beautiful sunrises and the hot tub just outside the door made for even more enjoyment in the early hours of the day. Returning from a day of activities was met with relaxing waves hitting the beach as we sat an enjoyed a glass of wine. You will need to walk a short distance to one of the nearby beaches as the area just in front of the property is pretty rocky and not really suitable for swimming. We were told there was a reef out a bit from the beach area but the waves made this area look a bit intimidating for us.
There is a local grocery store and drug store from the CVS family about a mile away with a local café next door serving nice local plate dishes. A few miles down this same road are several commercial businesses, one of which is a larger grocery store as well as a shop where you can get your fill of Hawaiian shave ice….wow what a way to start a vacation.
The area in which the home is located is considered the country. There are no high-rises or extensive nightlife but if you want to come to Oahu and relax this is certainly a nice place to do it. I would highly recommend this property to anyone. Our stay at Hale Koolua was a wonderful way to experience Hawaii for the first time. We will certainly be back and stay at this property.
John & Terry"
Guest: John J.Date of Stay: September 2015Review Submitted: September 30, 2015
"The home is phenomenal, the owner was very accommodating and responded very quickly to all questions, the neighbor is super friendly. He greeted us and gave us a few pointers for our stay. There were 6 of us and we all felt right at home. More than enough space, plenty of amenities. The view is unlike any other. Beach on one side, mountains on the other. Quick and easy access to stores, beaches, waterfalls and lots of other great attractions!! I have already recommended this property to 3 friends who are planning a trip and will most definitely rent this home again when we return. Thank you so much for everything!!"
Guest: MICHELLE C.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: August 22, 2015